Find more suitable locations for your signs

If you must, put your signs in areas that are overgrown or unkempt, or better yet in the municipal dump where they truly belong.

This is an open letter to the people who are desecrating some of the beauty spots in our little town of Chemainus.

I am speaking to those electoral candidates who have the unmitigated gall to plant their ugly signs in our beautiful flower beds, specifically at the Henry Road traffic circle.

I want you to know that, as a volunteer who has put my heart and hands and back into helping create these works of art over many, many months by planting and fertilizing and weeding, and dead heading and planting again and weeding again and again on hands and knees, I have been more than dismayed to watch in one day the blooms that have been cultivated, be hidden and ruined by these ugly signs.

How dare you so thoughtlessly run roughshod over such labours of love.

If you must, put your signs in areas that are overgrown or unkempt, or better yet in the municipal dump where they truly belong.

Rowan Raphael

Chemainus